The Hollywood Reporter is serving a healthy dose of black excellence as the cast of Fences graces their latest issue.
Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Mykelti Williamson star in Paramount’s forthcoming drama adapted from August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play.
While discussing “black life” in Fences, Viola told THR:
I think sometimes what people miss about black people is that we’re complicated, that we are indeed messy, that we do our best with what we’ve been given. We come into the world exactly like you. It’s just that there are circumstances in the culture that are dictated and put on our lives that we have to fight against.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the film:
Fences opens in theaters on Christmas Day.
Click here to watch the new trailer and read the full cover story at The Hollywood Reporter.
The issue hits newsstands on December 9.